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Columbia College

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About Columbia College

Columbia College is one of the longest established not-for-profit international colleges and British Columbia’s oldest university transfer educational institute. Since its establishment in 1936, it has served thousands of students to complete their qualifications and lead successful university careers.

Columbia College is an independent charity, offering first and second-year university-level courses leading to Columbia Associate Degree, fully transferable to local universities. It offers associate, certificate and diploma and English for academic purposes programs with a trimester system and academic preparation that enables smooth transfer to universities.

The main campus is located at east Vancouver’s downtown core in the city's heart.

Services and Facilities

Well-equipped laboratories offering experiential learning in biology, chemistry, physics and computer science are a medium of delivering the curriculum at the college. Library and student lounges allow students to indulge in group studies, self-studies and discussions. Access to food from well-known chains is easy, as is parking, sky train and the Main Street-Science World Station.


Vancouver is a student-friendly city with numerous options for housing close to the campus and at any location convenient to the students. Homestays are a semi-formal accommodation type for students where they can bond with the hosts and celebrate occasions and events.


Columbia College provides a range of financial support to reward academic and extracurricular achievements and meet the financial needs.

Facts & Figures

  • 1936Founded Year

  • 2100Total Students

  • 1500Total International Students

  • CAD $ 12000Avg. Cost of Living

  • CAD $ 0 - 16.5kAverage Tuition Fee PA

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Admission to Columbia College ?is subject to certain requirements and the eligibility requirements vary as per the program a student applies to. Also, remove extra space before the third line.

  • The student should be 18 years of age.
  • The student must have taken either TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or an equivalent English language proficiency exam.
  • The applicant is required to submit their original transcripts (translated, if not in English) from all the academic institutions they have attended.



Minimum Age

18 years and/or grade 12 education

Language Proficiency Test


Documents Required

Class 10th and 12th Mark sheets and/or transcripts, Passport


January, May and September

Specific requirements may vary for different programs and campuses at Columbia College.

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